Hops and Sips

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Crucible Halloween Party: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting a halloween party and costume contest at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the brewery, 909 SE Everett… Continue reading

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

A recent study proves the white wine is America’s favorite — despite the “anything but chardonnay” trend.

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest
Historic west end fire station becomes Stanwood’s first brewery

Historic west end fire station becomes Stanwood’s first brewery

Camano Island’s Matt Stromberg, a veteran brewer with Scuttlebutt, will be making the beer at SAAL Brewing Co.

Historic west end fire station becomes Stanwood’s first brewery
More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

The state’s first winery was in Wenatchee. Today, dozens of wineries and tasting rooms have opened there.

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Cider Summit Seattle: Cider Summit Seattle offers some of the region’s best cider Sept. 6-7 at MoHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. The event will… Continue reading

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene

Local brewers, headed by Scuttlebutt Brewing, collabed on the event’s official brew, Everett Pale Lager.

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene
Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

More than 4,000 tons of the of Bordeaux red grape were harvested in 2018 in the Evergreen State.

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Just last fall, nearly 4,000 tons were harvested in the Evergreen State, just behind cabernet franc.

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington
The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The third annual beer and cider festival is taking over Everett’s Hoyt Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest
A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Here are prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley.

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Dog Days of Skookum: Celebrate your four-legged friend at Skookum’s Dog Days of Skookum event at noon Aug. 17 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave.… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby
Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Seven good-quality wines in a can from some of the region’s biggest wineries.

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Beardslee hosts home brewing competition: Bothell’s Beardslee Public House is asking local homebrewers to enter a competition to have their creation brewed and released by… Continue reading

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Success with syrah has inspired winemakers and grape growers to seek out other Rhone varieties.

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards
With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider

The Everett Mall Way cidery blends cherries, blood oranges, pineapple and plums into its hard cider.

With so many breweries in Everett, Soundbite turned to cider
Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s newest distiller has Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing

James Bay Distillery, now open at Paine Field, needed Her Majesty’s permission to sell Scotch.

Owners Ernie Troth and wife Leigh Troth at the James Bay Distillery soft-opening on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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